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No way 
 
                    
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You have to wonder at how the mind of the person who thought of trying that works.
 
                                
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I bet he's holding a beer in his other hand....
 
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don miller; MountainDon wrote:You have to wonder at how the mind of the person who thought of trying that works.


I bet the equipment is, on a deep level, regarded as an extension of the operator's body. Cognitive scientists seem to observe this, no matter how deep they look.

I think the operator would, as a pedestrian, jump into the truckbed or do a handspring to get into it. The experience of the equipment is deep enough that this just feels like the way to do it.

I think this is a part of our heritage of tool use. I think a similar fuzzy boundary between self and other also played a role in our domestication of plants and animals. I wonder if using a digging stick allowed us to have empathy for the trees; if tool use pre-adapted our minds for the work of horticulture.
 
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can't say I wouldn't try it,

iver been known to get a dead car onto a trailer by rolling it down a hill

and to shift large loads with jacks

and there was that time that I had a string attached to the throttle lever with the hood off cause I didn't have a throttle cable
 
                          
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I thought this was going to be about a wild North American feline related to the lynx.
 
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